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Foxwoods engineers reject union

2 May 2008

CONNECTICUT -- As reported by the Connecticut Day: "For the second time in less than a year, a contingent of workers took to the polls at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

"But this time the outcome was different.

"Of the workers from the engineering department who cast ballots Thursday, 215 voted against union representation by the International Union of Operating Engineers, while 67 voted in favor, according to a release issued by Foxwoods Thursday evening.

"...The election results were hailed as a major victory by Foxwoods, which has recently received intense pressure as several unions have filed petitions seeking to unionize workers at the casino.

"...The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 30 filed its petition with the National Labor Relations Board in Hartford on March 7, stating it had the support of a substantial amount of workers in the proposed bargaining unit. The workers in the unit include skilled maintenance workers like electricians, plumbers, painters and HVAC workers within the engineering department..."

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